The Russian Federation has replaced the Soviet Union and one wonders what to make of today and tomorrow’s Russia. Almost a continent in itself, extending from the Baltic to the Pacific, Russians face the serious challenge of unity in diversity.
Rich in natural resources; those who would be partners in commerce and politics need not only up to date knowledge of the driving forces in Russia today but also an understanding of how Russians work and communicate, plan and perform.
This quiz will start you on the track to understand the Russian “dusha”, the Slavic soul in action.
Natalie Polinski-Quackenbush, M.A. in Intercultural Communication and Information Management (Hildesheim, Germany), was born in Russia, and lived in Germany for 10 years. She currently resides in Chicago, USA. Integration into new cultures provided her a perspective of understanding people who are different and set a starting point for a developed intercultural sensitivity. She also studied in Castellión, Spain, and has participated in numerous international projects and worked with various international companies in Europe: IKOKU, Olympus, GSI, and traveled extensively.